News Release | Environment Massachusetts

House votes to lift crude oil export ban

The U.S. House voted today to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports, a top priority of the oil and gas companies that would worsen global warming and heighten the risk of harmful spills.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Leaders should embrace clean energy future, reject fossil fuels

Clean energy supporters gathered at a State House hearing today urging officials to embrace solar, offshore wind, and energy efficiency, and reject proposals to build new fossil fuel infrastructure. Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts, issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts ranks 4th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth

Massachusetts ranked 4th nationwide for the amount of solar energy capacity installed in 2014, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, but leaders warned that the rapid growth of solar energy could stall if state officials fail to lift a cap on Massachusetts’ most important solar program.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Global warming “game-changers” will slash emissions, boost Massachusetts’ economy

Massachusetts can rapidly cut its carbon emissions by embracing ten “game-changing” opportunities, and local businesses are poised to benefit, according to two reports released today by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Baker administration moves to lift solar caps, but proposal could put the brakes on solar

Responding to growing public pressure to remove limits on solar energy and reduce pollution from the power sector, the Baker administration introduced legislation today to raise the caps on net metering, the state’s most important solar program.